Pep Guardiola tactically outclassed Luis Enrique to take a sweet revenge over his former side. FC Barcelona had thrashed the Cityzens 4-0 in the previous game.
Lionel Messi scored the opening goal of the game to give FC Barcelona the lead. The visiting dominated the proceedings in the first 30 minutes of the game and should have been up by at least 2 goals.
Ilkay Gundogan restored parity at the stroke of half time. In the second half, Kevin De Bruyne netted a world-class goal from a free-kick and became the first player since Juninho to score against FC Barcelona from a direct free-kick.
As Cityzens register this epic win over giants Barcelona, fans around the world hailed Manchester City and Pep Guardiola for his tactical brilliance.
Here are some of the tweets from fans across the globe:
Has a Pep Guardiola team ever had just 28 per cent of the possession before? Amazing. #MCIFCB— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) November 1, 2016
If Pep can get this team, which is not entirely his, going so well this early, against BARCA, best of luck to the rivals in EPL. #MCIFCB— RK (@RK_sports) November 2, 2016
Exceptional display last night by City. Pep showed doubters what, when and how he will/has get/got his ideas to the table. #MCIFCB— RK (@RK_sports) November 2, 2016
Barca's new sponsor pic.twitter.com/UgRjtOBNw3— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) November 1, 2016
Three months into his tenure,Pep Guardiola has already revenged against Barcelona. Sweet Victory!! #MCIFCB— Collins Ogutu (@CKogutuh) November 2, 2016
Never Forget!! pic.twitter.com/c47FtMj0kl— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) November 1, 2016